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posted: 1.16.07 by Barclay Barrios

Have students review the section of the handbook on research and on research terms in particular. Using your library’s book catalog database, have students put in a broad research term. Tell them to select a book and look for the subject headings that the library lists to describe the book. These are usually in the full entry for a book and are usually hyperlinked. Have students write down and then click on one of the subject heading links. They should select a book under that heading and then repeat the process. They should repeat these steps until they have around twenty subject headings. Have them draw a map that suggests how their research topic relates to several different larger topic areas.

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